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TANTRUM are one of the most exciting young bands to have exploded onto the British blues scene in years. With an average age of just 20 it’s hard to believe they play with an energy and ability that creates an excitement and maturity that sets them apart from their contemporaries and moves them into an arena that only truly great bands have graced. Tantrum have fused their influences to create what many consider to be the sound that will finally take the blues into the mainstream.
Tantrum’s Debut EP, ‘Headcase’ (produced
by Wayne Proctor) is a powerful example of where contemporary blues songwriting
should be heading. Tantrum play blues that doesn’t rely on cliché
or your standard issue version of what you think the blues, should be. Each
track featured on the EP is graced with quality arrangements, melodies, production
to rival any major label release and an incredible understanding by each band
member of how to play as a real cohesive unit, a skill lost on many musician
in this day and age.